Overview

The Master’s Programme Physics Methods and Information Technologies in Biomedicine is worth a total of 120 ECTS (EU). The Programme is offered jointly by the Faculty of Physics in Tomsk State University (The Russian Federation) and the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science in Maastricht University (The Netherlands). The Programme has strong partnership with Siberian State Medical University (The Russian Federation).

Subject area

03.04.02 Physics

Faculty

Faculty of Physics in TSU

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science in UM

Mode of study

Full time

Duration

2 years

The first year takes place in TSU, the second – in UM

Language of instruction

English

Degrees

MSc in Physics & MSc in Biomedical Sciences

About the Programme

Physics methods involving laser radiation, X-ray apparatus, computed tomography, MRI, and methods and tools of nuclear medicine are now widely used in medicine for treatment and diagnosis.  Complex electronic equipment – various types of accelerators, thermal imaging cameras, EEG devices – is becoming more popular. Advanced information technologies and high-performance computing systems enable efficient processing of multidimensional data. Consequently, knowledge in physics, mathematics, electronic, computer science and comprehensive understanding of medical tasks are required to provide research and healthcare institutions with qualified specialists.

On the other hand, rapid growth of knowledge in such spheres as virology, bacteriology, immunology, oncology, genetic engineering, and genetic therapy is accompanied by increasing attention to the influence of the environment on human health. Biophysics, bioelectronics, and nanotechnologies provide great opportunities for developing new medicine, screening methods, and highly sensitive biosensors.

The Master’s Programme allows students to gain knowledge in modern physics, information technologies, and biomedicine and helps them to broaden their understanding and improve their professional skills in natural sciences.

Of great importance is the application of physics concepts and modern physics methods and techniques, devices, and technologies to research into the human body and enhancement of the quality of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

Objectives

The Master’s Programme provides a high-level, internationally competitive training in medical physics and bioinformatics.  The understanding of physical nature of processes occurring in a living body, assessment of the influence of physical factors on biological objects, working with high-technological medical and diagnostic equipment, and application of the latest technologies to diagnosis and treatment are one of the main aims of the Programme.

Graduate Destinations

The Master’s Programme is ideally suited to students who would like to pursue a career in research, either in academia or industry all over the world. Knowledge in physics methods and high-performance and supercomputing technologies in medical research help graduates to take on a wide variety of jobs.  Upon completion of the Programme, graduates are prepared to join medical, biological, and health care research centres working towards solving complex tasks like diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of diseases, improving the quality of medical care, and ensuring efficient use of health care resources. They may also choose to explore job opportunities in software development for practical and theoretical needs in biomedicine.

Admissions

Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Specialist’s Degree are enrolled according to the results of entrance examination.

The admission process consists of a written exam in Physics and interview on the profile of the Programme.

Entrance examination for overseas applicants is held in English. Video conferencing is available.

Written exam in Physics for Russian citizens is held in Russian, interview on the profile of the Programme is held in English.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English (B1-B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)). 

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